Upper Ansdore Guest House Canterbury Upper Ansdore Guest House, Upper Ansdore, Petham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5QB

"The Dining Room, being part of the original house has heavy oak beams, and large open fireplace, where guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast."

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English Rose

Upper Ansdore Guest House

Upper Ansdore, Petham, Canterbury CT4 5QB
Telephone: 01227 700672
Fax: 01227 700840
English Tourism Council 3 Diamonds



For more information visit
www.bedandbreakfastupperansdore.co.uk






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The Dining Room

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Being part of the original house has heavy oak beams, and large open fireplace, where guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

Tables for families or couples.


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The Bedrooms

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The Green Room furnished with
pine
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The Gold Room furnished with
period furniture


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Ordnance maps supplied for walkers to discover the North Downs which abound in flora and fauna, with species only found on lime rich soils.

Or relax in the garden, and enjoy the view and tranquillity.

The area has countless castles and gardens to explore or the dramatic famous white cliffs of Dover.

You really are spoilt for choice.

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The Manor of Upper Ansdore

Upper Ansdore was probably a first floor hall house dating from the late medieval period circa 1380.

In rural areas this form of house was favoured for defence purposes.

Generally they are not large.

The ground floor was probably used as store rooms or a subsidiary living accommodation.

Above the first floor is a hall of two bays originally open to the roof with a single bay solar adjoining which was always ceiled providing an attic.

Two hundred years later in the 16th century a chimney was built in what was called the screen passage.

This chimney built of Tudor bricks is large on today's standard but it allowed fireplaces on the first floor, and two on the ground floor so that all rooms could be heated.

Also note the bread oven to the side of the fireplace.

One fireplace has stone supporting pillars with an oak lintel which is moulded in the Tudor Arch or the Four Centred Arch.

A Newel stair was built at the side of the chimney in place of the early ladder type, originally used for defence reasons.The roof constructed in Oak (cleft) is a full hipped roof of the Tie beam and Collar beam roof style, common in the South East.

The walls, originally, constructed of Oak timber framing with Wattle and Daub infilling, have been bricked round in the early 18th century when bricks were more readily available and in fashion.

Brickwork is laid in the Flemish Bond, and extends only to the first floor with the original timber framing (as above) covered with hanging tiles.

At this time there was also an extension to the rear bringing the line of the roof down to within five feet from the ground level. This type of roof is sometimes called an outshot or Catslide roof.

This addition very often housed small animals - pigs, poultry etc.

The house stands between two old roadways which were used less when the new road between Petham and Waltham was built in the mid 18th century.

These roads are now only public footpaths leading to the church in Waltham and the village itself.Ansdore - How the name evolved.

The first inhabitant was called Aegen. Aegensdor . . . Aginsdore 1240 . . . Agendore 1254 . . . Annydore 1790. The personal name is also found in connection with Enbrook, Eynsford and the now lost place name, Eynton n Thornam.

Old English dor (door) was used to mean a pass or way through a valley in the same way that (geat) gate could also mean a cliff-gap.

(Extract from the Place Names of Kent, by Judith Glover)


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Upper Ansdore Farmhouse dates from the XIVth century with later additions.

The house once belonged to Sir William Cockaine, a former Lord Mayor of London in 1619, and is mentioned in Hasted's history of Kent.

Situated in a Sylvan setting with far reaching views across the valley, in a quiet area away from all the traffic.

It overlooks a Kent trust nature reserve.

To the rear of the property there is a well, the shaft is sunk through the chalk to a depth of 220ft, where water can still be drawn.

All bedrooms have en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities.

There are exposed timbers in all rooms, and guests are supplied with their own key.

There are three local pubs offering good traditional meals, all within 2½ miles, Dover is 30 minutes drive away.

Take a short break or longer stay, and sample over 600 years of history, breakfast served in the oak beamed dining room with Tudor inglenook fireplace, furnished with antiques.

You are assured of a warm welcome, and a full English breakfast with our own free range eggs etc.

Excellent location for walking, cycling and exploring the surrounding areas. Lyminge Forest and Kent Trust Nature Reserve both one mile.

Access to the North Downs Way four miles. 18 hole golf course at Canterbury 6 miles, Howletts Zoo Park 6 miles, horse riding available at the local stables in the village.

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Tariff

Double Room Bed & Breakfast from £70.00
Triple Room Bed & Breakfast from £89.00
Family Room Bed & Breakfast from £89.00

Accommodation comprises

Total number of rooms available 3

3 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room, 1 Family Room

All en-suite with shower, toilet and wash hand basin.

Arrivals after 3pm - Departures 10.00am.

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Booking conditions

Once a confirmation of booking has been made, the hirer is responsible for the total advertised price of the accommodation.

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Cancellations

Reservations must be cancelled 3 days in advance of your arrival date. In the event of a no show or cancellation in breach of this policy, the cost of the entire reservation will be charged.
100% of the total booking value will be debited from your credit/debit card.
Cancellations will be charged at the discretion of the proprietor.
Credit card payments may incur a small commision charge.


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Bookings

We accept the following credit cards; Visa, Delta, Switch and MasterCard


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Directions

From Canterbury take the B2068 to Hythe. After 3½ turn right to Petham.
Through village take a left hand fork by the phone box. Proceed 1½ mile (past Duckpit Farmhouse) then take the first road on the right sign posted Ansdore (no through road) and carry on up the private road to upper Ansdore.
From M20 take exit 11 signed B2068 to Canterbury.
After approximately 10 miles turn left by chequers public house to Petham.


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